(Building F - GROUND FLOOR - F, Fl. 0)

(Room S.4)

Monday, 22 May 2017  (02:00 p.m-06:30 p.m)



CBRNE is a multidiscipline field, which requires a high level of commitment from law and policy makers to define sound political and legal instruments to effectively deal with the subject. The “old” threat represented by the military use of chemical, biological, radiological/nuclear agents has rapidly evolved due to a constantly changing world, compounded by cyber-related issues as well as technological and dual-use implications. Moreover, to guarantee the rapid movement of people and goods worldwide, there is a clear need for strong and easily applicable legal regimes. At the same time, CBRNE and Cyber threats have to be examined carefully from the economical perspective, since many assets may be the target of CBRNE or Cyber attack. Moreover, economic investigations represent a useful tool, and can provide additional information related to the illicit trade of CBRNE materials worldwide.

The session is aimed at bringing together researchers and experts in the following fields: 

  • International legal frameworks governing CBRNE: gaps and opportunities
  • Non-proliferation and disarmament regimes
  • Economic analysis of CBRNE events
  • International legal framework governing Cyber related issues: gaps and opportunities
  • Economic analysis of Cyber threats


Ralf Trapp

International Disarmament Consultant, Chessenaz (France)


Donato Morea

Adj. Professor at the Department of Enterprise, University of Rome Tor Vergata (Italy)


Matteo E. Bonfanti

ETH Zürich, Senior Researcher at the Center for Security Studies (Switzerland)



Oral Presentations



Alfonso Pecoraro Scanio (Invited Speaker)

President, Fondazione UniVerde (Italy)

(04.1) The necessity to prosecute environmental crimes and the future role of the International Criminal Court

Ralf Trapp (Invited Speaker)

International Disarmament Consultant, Chessenaz (France)

(04.2) CBRNe - legal framework or legal patchwork?

Donato Morea(1), L.A. Poggi (2), V. Tranquilli (3)

(1) University of Rome Tor Vergata, Department of Industrial Engineering, Via del Politecnico, 1, 00133, Rome, (Italy)

(2) University of Rome Tor Vergata, Department of Industrial Engineering, Via del Politecnico, 1, 00133, Rome, (Italy)

(3) Order of Engineers of the Province of Rome, Piazza della Repubblica, 59, 00185, Rome, (Italy)

(04.3) Economic impact of biological incidents: a literature review

Matteo E. Bonfanti (1)

(1) ETH Zürich, Senior Researcher at the Center for Security Studies (Switzerland)

(04.4) One Single Official Voice or Multiple Voices?” Ensuring Regulatory Compliance while Improving Effective (CBRN) Emergency or Crises Communication

Eric Myjer (1)

Professor of Conflict and Security Law, School of Law, Utrecht University, the Netherlands; Director Centre for Conflict and Security Law. (The Netherlands)

(04.5) Arms control law as the common legal framework for CBRN security 

Amalia Alberico (1) 

(1)Italian Coast Guard Headquarters, Safety of Navigation department- Maritime Security Office, Rome- (Italy)

(04.6) The International Maritime Security Legislation and Future Perspectives for Italian Ports

Hermann Alex Lampalzer (1) 

(1) Political Affairs Officer, Biological Weapons Convention Implementation Support Unit, UN Office for Disarmament Affairs (Geneva Branch), Palais des Nations, Geneva (Switzerland)

(04.7) The Biological Weapons Convention at a crossroads: The way ahead after the Eighth Review Conference 

Arianna Fraschetti (1)

(1) Senior Legal Officer , Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW), Office of the Legal Adviser, The Hague, (The Netherlands)

(O4.8) The OPCW’s mandate related to chemical safety and security

Scott Spence (1) 

(1) VERTIC, National Implementation Measures Programme, Development House,  London, (United Kingdom)

(O4.9) Methodology for Assistance in CBRN Legislation and Implementation 

Silvia Venier (1)

(1) Scuola Superiore Sant'Anna, Institute of Law, Politics, Development (DIRPOLIS),  Pisa, (Italy)

(O4.10) A Human Rights approach to protection from CBRN risks

Francesca Capone (1)

Research Fellow in Public International Law and Coordinator of the Master in Human Rights and Conflict Management, Scuola Superiore Sant'Anna (Italy)

(O4.11) The EU Response to the CBRN Terrorism Threat: A Critical Overview of the Current Legal Framework

A. Coviello(1) and Giovanni Di Trapani(1)

(1) National Research Council (CNR) Institute for Research on Innovation and Services for Development (Italy),

(O4.12) The Risk Management and the transfer to the insurance market

Zabta Khan Shinwari (1), S. Hameed (2), S. Tayyab (2), A.T. Khalil (2), M. Ali (2)

(1) Professor at the Department of Biotechnology, Quaid-i-Azam University, Islamabad, Pakistan / Pakistan Academy of Sciences. (Pakistan)

(2) Department of Biotechnology, Quaid-i-Azam University, Islamabad, (Pakistan)

(O4.13) Assessment of the dual use research concerns in life sciences; rethinking the future